"For students doing in-depth research, this up-to-date set would be the one to use."--Reed/Elsevier
”a sweeping view of events over the last 200 years.” ©School Library Journal. “valuable and well organized” RUSQ, Spring, 2007.
The social issues related to medical science are often intimate and arouse passionate debate. The primary sources contained in Medicine, Health, and Bioethics demonstrate the development, diversity, and nexus of science and ethics as embodied in medical advances, social policy, and law.
Most importantly, the articles selected show a complex range of views on topics such as abortion, cloning, and stem cell research that are not always easily characterized as for or against. The intent is not to present the reader with all facets of a topic but rather to provoke critical thinking while providing both a foundation and desire to investigate topics increasingly important in social and political discourse. (continued... download to read more) . -- K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors London. March, 2006